Method

This node generates a transform array from TUIO data sent from a suitable external application that supports the TUIO protocol, via a network connection.

For TUIO to function, you’ll need a supporting application such as TUIOpad or TUIOdroid. This will be used as a source for the incoming TUIO Data.
You will then need to make sure the host address and port number are the same as the target machines IP address and port number.

  • Run a cmd prompt
  • Type ipconfig
  • Use the ip address for TUIOdroid or TUIOpd apps and setup as below
  • To enable TUIO in your project, go to Project Settings and enable it in the Protocols tab
  • Your mobile device will have to be on the same Wifi or network as your PC to connect to your Notch project
  • If the TUIO app fails to connect to your Notch project, restart all of your Notch windows

You can then use TUIO in much the same way as a standard Transform Array.

Transform

Name Description
Position X Move its position along the x-axis in local space.
Position Y Move its position along the y-axis in local space.
Position Z Move its position along the z-axis in local space.
Rotation Heading Rotate the object about the x-axis.
Rotation Pitch Rotate the object about the y-axis.
Rotation Bank Rotate the object about the z-axis.
Scale X Scale along the x-axis.
Scale Y Scale along the y-axis.
Scale Z Scale along the z-axis.

Attributes

Name Description
Axis Which axes for the generated shapes to generate on.
Apply Node Transforms To Array Elements Only When Enabled, transform changes applied to this nodes transform properties will also be applied to the array elements, and carried onto any nodes this data is used.
TUIO Cursors Allow the TUIO node to receive Cursor data.
TUIO Objects Allow the TUIO node to receive Object data.
TUIO Blobs Allow the TUIO node to receive Blob data.
Use TUIO Rotations Use rotations from the incoming TUIO source.
Use TUIO Scales Use scales from the incoming TUIO source.
Use TUIO ID’s For Transform Indexing Use the TUIO ID’s to index each point generated. This will attempt to keep cloned shapes consistent, but can lose points.
Flip X Axis Flip the X axis of the incoming TUIO data.
Flip Y Axis Flip the Y axis of the incoming TUIO data.

Easing

Name Description
Ease Points On Enable Point Easing in, so new points don’t immediately appear.
Ease Points On Mode Edit the easing curve for how the new points will appear.
  • Linear,
  • Pow2,
  • Pow4,
Ease Points On Duration How long the points should take to fully appear.
Ease Points Off Enable Point Easing out, so removed points don’t immediately disappear.
Ease Points Off Mode Edit the easing curve for how the removed points will disappear.
  • Linear,
  • Pow2,
  • Pow4,
Ease Points Off Duration How long the points should take to fully disappear.
Easing Points Affects Point Scales Allow the points to scale in size while easing.
Easing Points Affects Point Opacities Allow the points to fade the opacity of objects while easing.

Bounds

Set the bounding dimensions of the incoming data, and the area within which points will be generated.

Inputs

Name Description Typical Input
Transform Modifier Links all transform properties to the input node. Null
Target Node Always faces the x-axis towards the inputs anchor point. Null
Local Transform Override Override the transformation values of the node, relative to its parent. Null

Outputs

This node outputs a transform array – which may be used directly with a Clone To Transform Array, or to clone other nodes within Field, Particle or Procedural systems.